Guess the Chinese communists own more of Joe and Hunter Biden than we previously thought.
That would explain why Biden's administration is failing to stop China from buying up billions of dollars worth of American farmland, much of it near U.S. military bases, a phenomenon that would never be allowed if the current regime was serious about countering Beijing.
On Tuesday, Pentagon spokesman John Kirby, a retired U.S. Navy admiral, punted on the question after being asked repeatedly why the Biden regime was allowing China access to land in proximity to military bases, as well as why China would be allowed to purchase American farmland so that the communists can produce food here to ship back home to store in preparation for military conflict.
“I think the question of home ownership is a little bit out of my swim lane,” Kirby said in response to the question, with a completely inappropriate answer. “What I will tell you is that the president has been, uh, nothing but clear about our concerns about Chinese unfair trade practices and economic practices.”
This isn't about "home ownership." And it's not about "unfair trade and economic practices." It's about national security.
Pressed again, Kirby issued a similar response: “I’m probably not the right person to ask about home ownership here in the United States,” he said.
The reporter pushed once more, clarifying, “This isn’t about home ownership. This is about buying up land around military installations…”
At that, Kirby gave the signal to White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre to come over and completely dismiss the question.
“We can get back to you after. We’re going to move on,” Jean-Pierre told the reporter.
REPORTER: "China, foreign buyers, are buying up U.S. real estate, in some cases farms, around military installations. Is this on the administration’s radar?"
KIRBY: "I'm probably not the right person to ask about home ownership..."
REPORTER: "This isn't about home ownership..." pic.twitter.com/Xv4EXiksdR
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) September 13, 2022
Thankfully, some Republicans are beginning to make noises about this issue and are pushing for legislation to not only protect American farmland from being exploited by a potential enemy, but also to address the obvious national security issues.
“Protecting American farmland is critical to maintaining our national security,” said Sen. Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) last month regarding legislation he has introduced that blacklists China along with Russia, Iran, and North Korea from buying up U.S. farms. “As a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, I was alarmed when a Chinese company recently purchased farmland near an Air Force base in North Dakota. This acquisition could threaten our national security by allowing the Chinese Communist Party to closely monitor the operations and communications at a very important military facility.
“In my travels around South Dakota, I’ve heard from many farmers and ranchers who are concerned about foreign adversaries owning American farmland. It’s time to put a stop to this and take action. This legislation makes certain American interests are protected by blacklisting foreign adversaries from purchasing land or businesses involved in agriculture," he added.
In July, the House's No. 3 Republican, Rep. Elise Stefanik of New York, introduced a similar bill for the lower chamber. Democrats have refused to entertain either one.
The problem is real. According to AgWeb, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's "latest data shows China owns over 191,000 acres of U.S. lands, but that was before a North Dakota land sale this Spring."
"A Chinese company, Fufeng Group, recently acquired 300 acres in North Dakota for $2.6 million. According to the company, it intends to establish a milling plant," the outlet reported.
China is literally using American farmland to bolster its emergency food stocks ahead of a conflict, and the Biden regime and Democrats are letting it happen.